You can get involved with RCAA in a number of ways. Are you interested in Community Gardens or planting trees? Are you looking for an opportunity to give back to your community? Then get involved.
The Youth Service Bureau (YSB) provides a variety of services to support youth with addressing the conflict in their lives. YSB services include a 24-hour youth crisis hotline, street outreach and drop-in services, temporary emergency shelter, long term transitional housing and academic support.
The Youth Services Bureau residential programs accept donations for high need items such as blankets, bed sheets (twin size), pillows, hygiene supplies (toothpaste, soap, shampoo) and kitchen supplies (pots, pans, bowls, plates, dining utensils). Donations to the Youth Service Bureau are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. You may contact us at (707) 443-8322 for questions or to schedule a time to drop off any donations.
How you can get involved at the RAVEN Project!
The RAVEN Project Street Outreach & Drop-In Center is a small but mighty program that serves 500 individual youth per year. As a non-profit organization, The RAVEN Project relies greatly on donations from the community and other youth service agencies. We are always in need of clothing, toiletries, food, camping gear, and financial support.
Specific needs include clean, gently used teen/ young adult clothing, socks, and shoes, hotel shampoos, conditioners, toothpastes, and samples you receive in the mail. Canned and dry goods are welcome and if you have a fruit tree we will eat your apples. We will use art supplies. and appreciate seed starts, soil, and supplies for our garden.
Through Humboldt Partnership for Action Living www.humpal.org you can be part of
Safe Routes to Schools: A program encouraging schools and transportation departments to work together to improve the ability of families and children to walk and bike to school and
Walkability Audits: A program bringing community members, local government, schools and/or businesses together to identify ways to improve pedestrian safety. By signing up for the newsletter, you can stay current with the latest information from HumPAL about ways to integrate and increase physical activity into your life.
Through the Community Garden Collaborative, the opportunities range from finding out how to start and maintain a garden to recruiting volunteers and securing funding.
Other activities, such as Watershed Restoration and tree planting work days, are occasional opportunities for volunteer assistance. Often, NRS projects require a high level of training and occur in short, intense bursts, so volunteer opportunities can vary based on training time required.
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The TOOTH program is in need of dental supplies: plaque wands, toothbrushes, and oral hygiene supplies for adults.
Participate as an AFACTR AmeriCorps member. Serve locally with Child Welfare Services Redesign program, contracted through Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Prevent Child Abuse California in Sacramento. Members strengthen the connection of our community to services and assistance.
VITA Volunteers are trained to provide low income clients in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties with free income tax assistance. A large proportion of EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) eligible households are not currently claiming the EITC and Child Tax Credits.